Three Terrapins Named All-Americans
April 26, 2012
WACO, Texas - Three members of the Maryland acrobatics & tumbling team were named All-Americans Wednesday night at the National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association's annual banquet, hosted by Baylor University.
Freshman Brittany Burkhard, junior Danielle Jenkins, and senior Lauren Shannon were three of the 12 All-Americans, as voted by the league's six head coaches. Jenkins and Shannon earned All-American honors last year, in the league's inaugural season.
A new award that was added to the NCATA's list of awards was the Louise Goodrum Academic Achievement Award, which was presented to senior Lindsey Kaufmann. The award was named after Goodrum for her contributions to not only the sport of acrobatics and tumbling, but to college athletics and students in general. Goodrum is best remembered for the way she was able to listen and very subtly give advice
The top-seeded Terrapins earned a first-round bye and will compete first in the NCATA Semifinals at 5:30 p.m. ET on Friday against either fourth-seeded Quinnipiac or fifth-seeded Azusa Pacific. The winners of Friday's semifinal matchups will compete Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET in the team national championships.
At 5:30 p.m. ET Saturday, prior to the team national championships, the teams will compete in the event championships. The top four groups in each heat of the acro, pyramid, toss and tumbling rounds will compete for event and heat titles.
The Terrapins will compete in all three acro heat finals, two pyramid heat finals, all toss heat finals, and all tumbling heat finals. They received the highest scores of the year in two of the toss heats, and three tumbling heats.
Admission to the NCATA National Championships is $25 for an all-session pass and $10 for a single session pass.